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• The REP-S was developed by Oliver Robinson and Ilham Sebah to meet the need for preventative, proactive intervention to improve student wellbeing and mental health

• It is based on a biopsychosocial model of mental health and wellbeing

• It can be delivered face-to-face or online

a)in one day, with regular follow-up for a month

b)embedded within a module, delivered over a number weeks

• Developed following a review of existing interventions and a qualitative enquiry into what students need and want by way of supported help in boosting their wellbeing and minimising stress

• It has so far been delivered to over 700 students

There are six workshops:

  • Positive Reframing

  • Goal-Setting

  • Effective Social Support

  • Assertiveness

  • Breathing for Relaxation

  • Mindfulness

The structure of the training programme is as follows:

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Research Findings

The below journal article and book chapter summarise research findings about the efficacy of the REP-S:


Robinson, O.C. et al. (2021). Evaluating the REP-S brief resilience intervention for students in higher education: a multi-study mixed-methods programme of research. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 49(5), 672-688. DOI: 10.1080/03069885.2021.1888372 (click here to view article online)

Robinson, O.C et al. (2021). The Resilience Enhancement Programme for Students (REP-S):
Evaluating an Online Intervention for Boosting Resilience in Students. In J.Prescott (ed). Digital Innovations for Mental Health Support. IGI Global Books. (click here to read book chapter).

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